Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Our Review) released last year to a mostly positive reception, with most outlets praising the stealth feature on top of the competent tactical turn-based combat. As mentioned in our interview with publisher Funcom, the Nintendo Switch release of the game was originally set for June 25. Now developer The Bearded Ladies has announced the title for their previously announced DLC for the game, Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil, to release on July 30 along with the Nintendo Switch release.
Mutant Year Zero: Seed of Evil will include a new mutated hero that you can add to your squad of mutated misfits, Big Khan, a moose-man, which sounds pretty cool. His skills include massive critical hits, and also unique mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke, which will offer you a more diverse playstyle along with the base game roster of mutated baddies. The DLC story presents a new menace looming in the horizon, as powerful and ominous roots emerge, seemingly taking control over the minds of friends and foes alike. The DLC adds hours of gameplay, and new locations to visit.
The PC version is already available to pre-order from Steam for $14.99 (regional pricing may vary). There is also be a Digital Deluxe Edition available with a 35% discount if you want both the base game and the DLC. The Deluxe Edition will also be available in retail.
I really liked the stealth element along with the competent turn-based combat, though I felt the storyline was somewhat underwhelming. I just might give this a shot by July 30, seeing as Big Khan looks and sounds like a cool new character. That Alien-like cocoon at 0:11 in the reveal trailer also looks like a cool element. Hopefully, the DLC will explore the setting more than the base game did and make it more compelling.
What do you think of this new DLC and the new character? Did you enjoy the base game storyline? Let us know in the comments below!